‘WWE Raw’: Roman Reigns’ Way or a Highway
March 22, 2016 - WWE
There’s a golden order in wrestling (and, as of late, a Golden Truth), and it is this: If your counter is in prohibited pursuit, don’t be seen anywhere nearby a WWE locus removing inside a limousine or further super-sized vehicle. Odds are, your opposition will block a swell and breeze adult possibly entrapping we in it or regulating it as a weapon.
Triple H neglected this essential principle final night, and so wound adult on a receiving finish of another Roman Reigns hide attack. Better a Game singular his coming to a guts of a Wells Fargo Center, as Philly fans seemed vigilant on giving many competitors possibly a wordless diagnosis or a carol of boos once they walked by that curtain. Apparently, with reduction than dual weeks compartment WrestleMania, they’d approaching to see any or all of a main-event combatants make poignant cameos. Instead, they got Braun Strowman, Fandango and Zack Ryder.
But before we contend a wrong thing and inadvertently enter myself in a ladder compare for Kevin Owens’ Intercontinental title, here are a 5 pivotal things (in further to a common accompaniment of Twitter-friendly sidebar fodder) we took divided from a Mar 21, 2016 book of Raw.
5. Dudley Due Right
Or is it theatre left from that thespians make their exit on cue? (I’ll defer to Snagglepuss on this one.) Point being, a Dudleys’ lapse was fun while it lasted, though final night’s antsy Philadelphians helped put a elementary existence in sheer relief. No matter how meta Bubba and D-Von get about fans holding their nostalgia and shoving it, even if it means fewer foes removing 3D’s by tables, diehards usually wish one thing when they uncover up. Actually, dual things: Dudes going by tables, and a prime male in 2016 aping a Budweiser debate that dates behind to a Attitude Era and soon head-butting his competition in a balls. This isn’t all a Dudleys’ fault. It’s tough to fathom how a mythological tab group wasn’t requisitioned for a ancestral 10th pretension run on their arrival, creation good on their consistent tongue about holding a belts 9 prior times. But during present, this argument with a Usos is a non-starter, and as New Day and League of Nations browbeat a division, a Dudleys mount out as a thing of a past.
4. Lunatic Fringe Benefits
Being Dean Ambrose comes with copiousness of perks. You get to combat in jeggings, trim if and when we feel like it and change comedy pieces with spurts of dead-serious menace. And now, it means you’re welcomed into Mick Foley and Terry Funk’s companionship of lax canons, finish with arising gifts like ball bats lonesome in spiny handle and live chainsaws. It’s always good to see a Funk male – even if we get a feeling his Funk U shirt was an word process in box viewers didn’t commend him on steer – and who doesn’t like a good dive-bar vignette? And it’s heartwarming to see that Dean has so most support streamer into his ‘Mania street quarrel conflicting Brock Lesnar. Now if usually Ambrose – and we – further benefitted from any genuine movement streamer into their bout. Since they’ll be vigourously contrary all over Dallas, it would be good if, in a interim, they came within 30 feet of one another.
3. IC-Challenger Challenged
‘Twas a time when ‘Mania title matches, along with their stipulations, would paint a perfection of an ongoing personal saga. This is not that time. Strapped for time and talent, WWE has instead put Kevin Owens’ IC belt adult for grabs rather arbitrarily in a several-man ladder match (following Raw‘s equally capricious grounds of a three-way scuffle to contend for his gold), with concrete story or angle presumably to ensue. This all seems rather backwards. Not to mention, is anyone awaiting Stardust, Zack Ryder (who during slightest is removing his ‘Mania moment) or Sin Cara to believably contest after they were belittled final night in use of conveying KO’s cowardice? And does Sami Zayn unequivocally merit a pretension shot already? It’s chaos, we tell you! Utter chaos!!!
2. Undertaker XXIV: The Final Mania
OK, so we theory we kinda sorta know what a Undertaker has to quarrel for. In one of his reduction awake promos, Mr. McMahon announced that if ‘Taker loses during ‘Mania, it will symbol his final such appearance. Isn’t that a bit like derisive a long-indentured workman by saying, “So assistance me, if we tumble brief of my expectations, I’ll be forced to offer we freedom”? It’s interesting to consider this could be a Dead Man’s final mount during a eventuality he headlined for so many years. The grounds adds indispensable amour to his strife with Shane McMahon. Although wouldn’t it be peculiar to interpretation a Phemom’s ‘Mania history one year bashful of his 25th showing? If we ask me, Vince’s final all though done a ‘Taker feat probably guaranteed.
1. Roman vs. Triple H is a Only Game in Town
Take it or leave it. And during a risk of being an overly enthusiastic Roman Reigns advocate, I’m gonna tumble on a side of unrestrained for his Heavyweight Championship categorical eventuality conflicting Triple H. Actually, that’s mostly a credit to a Game, who’s picked adult Brock Lesnar and Undertaker’s tardy by being benefaction during Raw and SmackDown, removing his hands unwashed and creation us feel like his beef with Reigns is long-simmering and about to boil over, even if it’s arguably been taken on and off low heat. The champ nonetheless again took superb bumps final night, ones his firmness can catch after doling out that infamous attack a few weeks back. And his challenger, haters be damned, did only excellent holding his possess conflicting Stephanie in a opening segment, and in a clarity has zero to remove and all to win. It’s no Hogan vs. Andre, though I’ll take it.
Below a Belt:
- Wake me when a Andre a Giant Memorial Battle Royal is over.
- Nothing says opening-match movement like dual blurb breaks.
- What was adult with Styles and a Torture Rack?
- Speaking of a Torture Rack, how was we not wakeful of this?
- Nice to see some opinion from AJ after in a show.
- That was kind of a weak-sauce New Day promo.
- What a fuck is a Wyatt family articulate about? Seriously.
- Big ups to a ballsy Mets fan ringside in Philly.
- So will Hansen get a Stan-ding ovation at his Hall of Fame induction?
- Fandango can’t even get a full entrance?
- Fandango can’t even get a inexpensive win off a distraction?
- The Divas pretension compare will be great. The buildup, however, has gotten complacent.
- Gonna theory a ratings took a tough drop by a time Ambrose vs. Strowman finished in DQ, regardless of Heyman during ringside.
- Move of a Night: That was some sweet, New Day-style plunder jolt by that indistinguishable staffer backstage.
- Line of a Night: Admirable gesticulate by Big Show to tell Philly, “You guys always contend what we feel and keep it real. Thank you.”
- Sign of a Night: “The Guy Behind Me Can’t See” is value a giggle.
- In Case You Fast-Forwarded Through Commercials: There is no effing approach George Takei cooking Quesalupas. The Path looks uncanny and maybe terrible. Weirdable? And we don’t know what Kmart’s on about.